Good morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well, can you believe its Thursday already??!
I hope you will all join me in wishing Norah the Happiest of Birthdays, what a perfect gift you have had this week!
I had an absolutely lovely day yesterday with Pat and & Sue, my best day for weeks!
We just chatted and chatted until lunch time and then got to work, I had some thank you cards to make and Sue got busy making a birthday card, Pat was making a birthday card too.
We seemed to have so much to catch up on, it was lovely hearing about Pats Italian adventures,
it sounded like an amazing holiday and did both her and Pete the world of good.
I never want the days to end when they are both here. I am so lucky to have made such amazing friends through blogging.
It got me thinking about our retreat, I just don't think the weekend will be long enough, I think we will be filling every available moment getting to know each other in person, I just can't wait
its 19 weeks and 1 day until we meet!!!!!
Onto todays cards, I used the Inkyliscious Poppy Stamp, I stamped it up with Versafine Black Ink and stamped onto white card, I cut out using the outside edge of my Quilted Squares Die by Creative Expressions, it fit this stamp perfectly, I mounted it onto black card and then matt and layered finishing with a white base card made to fit the image and matts, (its a good idea to add an extra layer
of card on the back of the card to balance the weight of the 5 layers on the front)! I added a piece of black satin ribbon around the bottom of the card and tied another piece onto it to form a knot, I then stamped a 'thank you' stamp onto a piece of white card and matted it onto a piece of black and cut it into a 'flag forked' end, I then just tucked this under the ribbon.
The second card was made in pretty much the same manner apart from colouring the stamp with Tim Holtz Distress markers, Barn Door and Mowed Lawn, I then huffed on the stamp to refresh the ink and stamped onto white card, I matted it onto red card this time and tied the green part of the image in with the ribbon. I have stamped the thank you onto the inside of this card as it just seemed to obstruct the gorgeous image on the front!
By the way I spritzed the stamp with some water and got another 'water coloured' effect image from the small amount of residual ink, (well waste not want not)!
Let me know what you think of the cards in your comments, I look forward to reading them.
Well that's all from me today, all the excitement has worn me out, I loved every moment of today though!
I think I calculate 144 sleeps to retreat day! yay!
Love and huge hugs all round,